Items Tagged ‘ucla endocrine’

October 10, 2018

Reluctant but Willing

By Joyful1 pickylady140

I received my parathyroid surgery reluctantly even though in the back of my head, I knew I needed to have it. I don’t know anyone rushing into surgery and I wanted to explore other options or if surgery was really necessary. Dr. Yeh laid out all the steps and why surgery was needed. Everything was […]

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Tags: blood sugar, blood work, calcium levels, dialysis, Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


October 9, 2018

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY!

By DK smia347

BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE. I HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED BY MY DOCTOR AND TALKS ABOUT HIM CONSTANTLY. ALL HIS PATIENTS ARE GOOD. I CAME HERE AND I MET HIM AND HE IS VERY SMART, YOUNG, VERY INTELLIGENT. HE TALKED TO ME HE TOOK DOWN MY PAST MEDICAL HISTORY. I HAD A LITTLE BIT PROBLEM WITH MY VOICE BUT […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, patient stories, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


October 8, 2018

Trust UCLA and Your Doctors

By marco markbrownapt

I met with Dr. Livhits and she explained that I had a tumor on my adrenal gland. Having the tumor removed would regulate my potassium levels and blood pressure, so she recommended surgery. I am visiting 10 days following surgery and my blood pressure has gone down. My potassium level has improved and is getting […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland tumor, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, potassium levels, surgery, tumor, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


October 4, 2018

Faboulous Adrenal Surgery Success

By Marco markgerber

I want to pass along my story as an encouragement to others that may have been told they need surgery from the UCLA team. Not only have I experienced a perfect surgery preparation and recovery but the removal of my adrenal gland which had a benign growth has completely eliminated my diabetic condition. quite miraculous […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, diabetic condition, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


October 3, 2018

Gratitude

By Auntie ezatrahmanian

I was having some neck problems so an ultrasound was done. A nodule was discovered on my thyroid. The doctor told me to wait and we would watch it. A biopsy was done and I was still told we could monitor it. I waited two years. But I came to UCLA and was told we […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, neck problems, nodule, patient stories, surgery, thyroid nodule, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasound


June 20, 2018

Overall Journey

By Boo rmsekse

Overnight in the hospital living in cramped quarters. One thing I do remember from a patient’s point of view it would have been helpful to see Dr. Livhits at least one time and just see a familiar face. You see these doctors you have no relationship with and I did not find it very helpful […]

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Tags: Dr. Mashsa Livhits, endocrinology, patient stories, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 19, 2018

Run don’t walk to Dr. Livhits

By MCS574398 michelle6

When entering the universe of cancer its terrifiying. For me it was critically important to find a surgeon to take the time to answer all my questions that validated my concerns and fears so I did receive a lot of personalized attention from Dr. Livhits which I feel like I needed so that I could […]

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Tags: cancer Dr. Mashsa Livhits, endocrinology, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, sore throat, teaching hospitals, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 18, 2018

Great Experience With Dr. Livhits

By MB2828 mlboice

I was referred to Dr. Livhits by Dr. Chung. I had a 5 cm tumor on my adrenal gland and was diagnosed with possible pheochromocytoma. I came in for a consult and she made me felt safe and answered all my questions. She explained the surgery in great detail. Between the consult and the surgery […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, Dr. Dianne Chung, Dr. Mashsa Livhits, endocrinology, medication, patient stories, Pheochromocytoma, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 15, 2018

Endocrine Experience

By DEE dbothe7591

First of the office there has been very little wait time and very clean facility. Very organized and very friendly and when you get in the room very attentive and. Their bedside manner was incredible. They seem to really care about the individual. This was in the hospital and all of those involved in the […]

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Tags: endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 14, 2018

No Problems Now

By Veri verita28

I was having kidney and liver problems. I found out I was hyperparathyroid. Medicine I was taking was making me sick – mostly headaches. Too much calcium was making my kidney function go down – from 22% to 16%. I was referred to Dr. Livhits. Dr. Livhits performed surgery on the right side of my […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, glands, hyperparathyroid, kidney, kidney function, liver, patient stories, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center